LABOR: Under Raps

Labor's Communist-liners bent under some hard hammering last week:

¶ In Washington, 36-year-old Harold Christoffel, onetime president of Milwaukee's United Automobile Workers(C.I.O.) Local 248 and leader of two long, bitter strikes at the Allis-Chalmers plant, stood long-faced as a federal judge sentenced him to prison for two to six years for perjury. He had lied repeatedly to the House Labor Committee when he denied being a Communist or having Communist affiliations (TIME, June 9).

¶ In Manhattan, the Justice Department's drive on alien Communists caught up with Russia-born Irving Potash, vice president...

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